Dwell’s Top 10 Travel Stories of 2018
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Dwell’s Top 10 Travel Stories of 2018

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By Kathryn McLamb
Brace yourself—our most popular travel stories of the year might have you packing your bags.

No matter how near or far, nothing beats a good adventure. Whether you're looking to book a last-minute trip or simply scoping out ideas for a post-holiday-season getaway, the travel stories below are sure to infuse you with inspiration galore. Yet be warned: Between a remote cabin off the coast of Norway and an ancient townhouse in Girona that has been beautifully remodeled, it might be hard to choose which place to go first.

10. Grab Your Friends and Escape to a Remote Cabin Cluster on a Norwegian Island

Weary city dwellers can find serenity in this array of cabins on the Norwegian archipelago of Fleinvær, where the Northern Lights make regular appearances.

Weary city dwellers can find serenity in this array of cabins on the Norwegian archipelago of Fleinvær, where the Northern Lights make regular appearances.

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